• a view of a city at night

Shanghai Holidays

Shanghai holidays provide you with an extraordinary, fun-filled insight into China’s biggest city. Shanghai is filled with an abundance of skyscrapers, historical landmarks and characteristic lanes. Your bespoke holiday in Shanghai can be enjoyed by families, couples and solo travellers alike, as this vibrant and bustling city has plenty to explore.

Among the modern streets, underneath the glamour of Shanghai, there are thousands of stories to learn. Discover the city’s past in the many museums and art galleries, which are home to quirky exhibitions and treasured relics. Home to over 120,000 historic pieces, Shanghai Museum is a great place to visit. If you love art, then also take time at Power Station of Art, with its range of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year.

Shanghai holidays: a remarkable city filled with history

The bustling streets of Shanghai are packed with restaurants, cafés, galleries and shops, all of which offer different atmospheres, delicious cuisine and delightful crafts that make ideal gifts to take back home for your loved ones. Tianzifang is an ideal place for strolling and shopping, while you navigate its labyrinth of narrow alleyways.

Once you’ve had your fill of the bustling city, explore Yu Garden, Shanghai’s classic Chinese garden. Yu Garden is the perfect place to unwind as you enjoy the pavilions, halls, rockeries and ponds. Alternatively, relax on one of the water boats in Shanghai. We recommend you take a tour along the Huangpu River. During this 40 minute cruise you can observe the city’s beautiful buildings, which line the waterfront.

Extend your stay and experience more of the Far East Asian culture by upgrading your adventure to one of our multicentre holidays. Browse our Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong Multi Centre holiday, which provides a further insight into China’s wonders and culture.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the extensive five acres of Yu Garden in the Old City, complete with stunning architecture, lakes and exquisite landscapes
  • Enjoy a peaceful stroll down The Bund and admire the breath-taking skyscraper views and colonial buildings along the waterfront
  • Discover the sycamore-lined boulevards of the former French Concession, which was once a designated French residential area during colonial rule
  • Feed your historical curiosity at the modern Shanghai Museum and marvel at the vast ancient Chinese art collections on display

Time Zone

GMT+8

Flight Time

Around 11 hours from London

Currency

Renminbi (RMB). The basic unit of RMB is the yuan (¥).

Visa Information

British citizens need a visa in advance of travel to China

Language

Mandarin Chinese

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Average weather in January

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Shanghai
4ºC
39mm

Average weather in February

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Shanghai
6ºC
59mm

Average weather in March

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Shanghai
9ºC
81mm

Average weather in April

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Shanghai
15ºC
102mm

Average weather in May

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Shanghai
20ºC
115mm

Average weather in June

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Shanghai
24ºC
152mm

Average weather in July

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Shanghai
29ºC
128mm

Average weather in August

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Shanghai
29ºC
133mm

Average weather in September

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Shanghai
24ºC
156mm

Average weather in October

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Shanghai
19ºC
61mm

Average weather in November

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Shanghai
13ºC
51mm

Average weather in December

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Shanghai
7ºC
35mm

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